Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Limited Edition – Redesigned by Eric Giroud (References 86236AA21, 86236AA25 and 86236NN22)

In 2019, Swiss watch brand Louis Erard relaunched its iconic Excellence Regulator watch, redesigned by Eric Giroud. This redesigned collection features three limited edition models.

Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Limited Edition - Redesigned by Eric Giroud

With its unusual time display – the hours and seconds are off-centre – the Excellence Regulator has established the success of Louis Erard. In the re-designed edition, the 42-mm diameter stainless steel/ black PVD coated stainless steel case houses a Sellita SW200 self-winding mechanical movement with Dubois Dépraz complication.

Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Limited Edition - Redesigned by Eric Giroud

The dial, available in an intense black, night blue or ivory white, displays the hours on a counter at 12 o’clock, the minutes on a central hand, the seconds on a second counter at 6 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock. The leather strap matches the dials (black, blue, cognac) and is fitted with a folding clasp.

Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Limited Edition - Redesigned by Eric Giroud

Stamped Swiss Made, these three new models are available in a limited edition of 178 each, from the brand’s approved dealers.

Louis Erard Excellence Regulator Limited Edition - Redesigned by Eric Giroud

Technical details

Movement
Self-winding regulating calendar mechanism with date, Sellita SW200 calibre with Dubois Depraz 14072 complication. Enhanced version of the movement, Ø25.60 mm, height 4.60 mm, 26 jewels, 28’800 VpH (4Hz). Around 38 hours of power reserve.

Functions
HMS + Date
Hour hand on counter at 12 o’clock, central minute hand, second hand on counter at 6 o’clock
Date with anti-reflective coated magnifying glass at 3 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel or black PVD coated stainless steel, Ø42 mm, 3 parts, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, full case back, water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bars (50 m/165 ft)

Dial
Black, blue or ivory white, chapter ring with minute indicators, date at 3 o’clock
Hands: Polished nickel

Strap
Black crocodile style calf leather with matching tone stitching, blue crocodile style calf leather with matching tone stitching or cognac calf leather with ivory stitching, stainless steel or black PVD coated stainless steel folding clasp